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Description

Discover the weird beauty of the language in Moby-Dick with OMBY, a new kind of word-puzzle game based on Herman Melville’s classic novel.

“OMBY is like a friend who accompanies me to the Louvre and keeps me from striding past a hundred unfamiliar masterworks on my way to see the ones I already know. In the Louvre, though, the art is already on the wall. OMBY lets me co-create Moby-Dick’s unfamiliar ingenuities, searching like Melville for the right words, massaging the letters into something meaningful.” ---Tim Cassedy (Avidly, Los Angeles Review of Books)

Playing OMBY, you’ll unscramble sets of 1x2 domino word tiles containing portions of text that have been blacked-out, as if by a censor's pen. As you solve each puzzle, the blacked-out text is revealed. Pause periodically to savor the completed paragraphs.

Finish all 10,395 puzzles and you will have read the complete text of Moby Dick! Page-by-page, chapter-by-chapter, an epic voyage of puzzle solving and classic literature awaits you!

Reviews:

***** Genius! - A wonderful tribute/brain teaser to the great American novel.

***** Great fun - An idea that might on hearing it sound silly or complicated but is in execution a metric ton of fun.

***** Best - Best game ever. The world needs this.

What's New

Version 1.2

Bug fixes and other improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

A Hidden Gem Of A Word Game

Ruberjon

I'm lucky to have stumbled onto this literary word game. By breaking down the novel a few sentences at a time, and through using a fun game element, Omby helps one gain an appreciation of Melville's language. I find that it offers a very casual approach, in that one can choose to play for a quick minute, or for more extended periods. Also, since I'm a bit visually challenged, I'm finding that the clear graphics and layout really help in the enjoyment of the game/language/novel. There are no ads, at least in my version, which was free. Highly recommended.

The Best Game I've Ever Purchased/Played

Nick Fame

This game is both challenging and captivating. Because you're not only playing, but also reading a legendary book; there's no accompanying guilt about spending too much time playing games on your phone! Enjoy!

Lovely and surprisingly addictive

kcatmull

I'd forgotten how rich and imaginative and often funny MOBY DICK is until I started reading it slowly line by line through this game. Absolutely my go-to game now. The app design is simple and elegant and satisfying.

Information

Seller
Counterwave, Inc.
Size
23.2 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© Counterwave, Inc. 2015
Price
$1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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